Stop complaining about the moral decline of Western society, says expert
Good parenting used to be seen as a process of imparting self-control and social values to one's children; now it's viewed as a meaningful human relationship. Women used to be expected to stay home and raise their children; ...
ISIS plays key role in efforts to revolutionize military manufacturing
Inventors from across the country can enter a national competition to design a new amphibious infantry fighting vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps and Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is ...
Time to begin anticipating and adapting to climate change
Despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies that will keep the nation's transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running in the face of the adverse ...
Could bacterial hitchhikers influence formation of new host species?
Literature tells us that "no man is an island entire unto itself," but science reveals that we are in fact a walking, talking colony of microscopic creatures.
Image of mosquito's heart wins first place in Nikon's 'Small World' photomicrography competition
A fluorescent image of the heart of a mosquito taken by a Vanderbilt graduate student has captured first place in Nikon's "Small World" 2010 photomicrography competition.
Video: Testing Underway to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Type 1 Diabetes, which affects almost 2 million individuals attacking children and young adults, is the second most common chronic condition in childhood.
Vanderbilt sets up 1 of 8 virtual control rooms for LHC in US
On Tuesday, Mar. 30, the world's most powerful particle accelerator is scheduled to begin slamming subatomic particles together at record energies and recording the consequences of the micro-explosions that ...
Family intervention may reduce risk for depression in parents and children
Cognitive behavioral intervention for families may help prevent depression in parents with a history of depression and in their 9- to 15-year-old children, new research has found. The study is the first to test this kind ...
Studying how black holes grow
Black holes are some of the most exotic objects in the universe. They are the final evolutionary stage of giant stars much larger than the sun. When these stars explode, their cores collapse down to the size ...
Researchers to develop novel drug detection technology using software that acts like a robotic scientist
(PhysOrg.com) -- Every time a person snorts cocaine, it doesn’t just go to his or her head: It also provokes a response in the immune system, creating special biomolecules that may serve as a permanent record of each exposure.
Researchers pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system
When Jason Martin gives a talk about his research, he begins with the dramatic story of Mariana Bridi da Costa: The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and feet ...
Teacher-designed performance pay programs offer smaller incentives to more teachers
Performance pay programs designed by teachers, for teachers, tend to offer small incentives to a large number of teachers, new research indicates.
New research offers guidance for improving primary grade writing instruction
New research from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College offers guidance for teachers to help them improve writing instruction in the primary grades and develop stronger student writers.
Researchers seek to make standardized tests accessible
Standardized testing is an inescapable part of modern education; however, these tests often fail to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. Vanderbilt University Learning Sciences Institute researchers Stephen ...